Sephardi
noun (plural Sephardim) Etymology: Late Hebrew sĕphāradhī, from sĕphāradh Spain, from Hebrew, region where Jews were once exiled (Obadiah 1:20) Date: 1851 a member of the occidental branch of European Jews settling in Spain and Portugal and later in the Balkans, the Levant, England, the Netherlands, and the Americas; also one of their descendants — compare AshkenaziSephardic adjective

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  • Sephardi — [sə fär′dē, səfär΄dē′] n. pl. Sephardim [sə fär′dim, səfär΄dēm′] 〚Heb sefaradi, after sefarad, a region mentioned in Ob. 20, often identified with Spain, but prob. orig. an area in Asia Minor〛 1. a member of the group of Jews that lived in Spain… …   Universalium

  • Sephardi — ► NOUN (pl. Sephardim) ▪ a Jew of Spanish or Portuguese descent. Compare with ASHKENAZI(Cf. ↑Ashkenazi). DERIVATIVES Sephardic adjective. ORIGIN Hebrew, from the name of a country mentioned in the Bible (Obadiah 20) and taken to be Spain …   English terms dictionary

  • Sephardi — [sə fär′dē, səfär΄dē′] n. pl. Sephardim [sə fär′dim, səfär΄dēm′] [Heb sefaradi, after sefarad, a region mentioned in Ob. 20, often identified with Spain, but prob. orig. an area in Asia Minor] 1. a member of the group of Jews that lived in Spain… …   English World dictionary

  • Sephardi — noun a Jew of Iberian ancestry, native language was Ladino See Also: Ashkenazi, Ashkenazim …   Wiktionary

  • Sephardi —    See Oriental Jews …   Historical Dictionary of Israel

  • Sephardi — Se|phạr|de, der; n, n, Se|phạr|di, der; , …dim […di:m, auch … di:m] [nach dem Namen einer im A. T. genannten, später auf Spanien bezogenen Landschaft]: von der Iberischen Halbinsel od. aus dem Orient stammender Jude …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Sephardi —  A Jew of Spanish or Portuguese origin; pl. Sephardim. See also Ashkenazi …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • Sephardi — [sɪ fα:di] noun (plural Sephardim dɪm) a Jew of Spanish or Portuguese descent. Compare with Ashkenazi. ↘any Jew of the Middle East or North Africa. Derivatives Sephardic adjective Origin mod. Heb., from sĕp̄āraḏ, a country mentioned in Obad. 20… …   English new terms dictionary

  • sephardi — se·phar·di …   English syllables

  • Sephardi — Se•phar•di [[t]səˈfɑr di, fɑrˈdi[/t]] n. pl. phar•dim [[t] ˈfɑr dɪm, fɑrˈdim[/t]] jud peo a Jew of Spanish or Portuguese origin or ancestry Compare Ashkenazi • Etymology: 1850–55; < ModHeb Səphāraddī < Heb Səphāradh (Biblical region assumed …   From formal English to slang

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